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Kelly Majam



Senior centerfielder Kelly Majam has been an outstanding student-athlete during her time at Hawai`i. Most recently, she was named the University of Hawai‘i’s Big West Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. She is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII player, a three-time Western Athletic (WAC) Scholar Athlete, and a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar-Athlete. Majam has earned the highest GPA on the softball team every year since her redhirt freshman season and she will be receiving her Bachelor’s degree in secondary education (health and physical education) this May.


Majam exemplifies all that a student-athlete should stand for on the field, in the classroom and in the community. As a true freshman, she suffered a season-ending injury in the final fall game in 2008. She returned as a red-shirt freshman with a vengeance, leading the NCAA with 30 home runs in the spring of 2010 and helped UH capture their third conference title and advance to their first ever Women’s College World Series. Soon after that amazing season came to an end, Majam was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent surgery soon after. Later, Majam had radiation treatment during winter break. She never missed any school, practice or games that season. She has come through everything with grace, courage, humility and a greater passion for the game she loves. She has a work ethic second to none and with her effervescent personality, she is always encouraging her teammates onward and upwards.


What makes Majam truly inspirational is her unselfish giving of herself to community service projects. She has participated in numerous efforts not only with her team, but also through her church and individually. She has always been an articulate and eloquent speaker and she has taken her life experiences to inspire others through numerous guest speaker appearances throughout the state. Her faith has become even stronger through all of her trials and tribulations while at Hawai‘i. She has served as a mentor at a local public elementary school for three years and has done various activities with local clean-up days and helping to feed the homeless. In early March, she and 15 other student-athletes from the University of Hawai‘i participated in the “Hats Off to Reading” event where they went to both Moanalua Elementary and Kuhio Elementary Schools in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday to read to kindergartners and first graders.


Majam is a fierce competitor and is arguably the best centerfielder to ever don a Rainbow Wahine uniform. In this her senior season, she is leading UH with a .333 batting average, 23 runs scored, seven home runs and a .710 slugging percentage. As a junior last season, she set new Hawai‘i career records for home runs and walks. She continues to raise the school records and currently has 61 career home runs and 134 walks. Earlier this season, she broke the UH runs record and is up to 199 career runs scored and she has a career .725 slugging percentage. Even with all that she’s been through during her five years at UH, she has never missed a start and is the only Rainbow Wahine to have started all of UH’s last 197 straight games. As a red-shirt freshman in 2010, she finished the season with an NCAA-best and UH record 30 home runs en route to earning both NFCA All-America and ESPN.com All-America honors. She is a three-time All-WAC honoree and a two-time NFCA all-West Region player.